|©2016 Barry Smith - Bowls for the tri-bowl avian-font|
So today I started making some avian-fonts and assemblages that could: be sculptural; or things one could hang plants on. It of course starts with hauling potential bits and pieces off the different stashes; and then thinking what will go with what to create a garden thing. My operating principles were: have a heavy cast iron base to keep the pieces stable; and keep the pieces simple.
|©2016 Barry Smith - Stash of stuff to get me thinking|
|©2016 Barry Smith - Pieces selected and worked for the three pieces.|
Fiona said this small triple bowl avian-font reminded her of the ashtray stands of days gone by - true - but the bowls can be used for water and feed; or the smaller bowls as chiming bowls; or all three could be used for plants.
|©2016 Barry Smith - Tri-bowl avian-font - small bowls are old brass wide goblets and the bigger bowl is the base from a spirit stove|
|©2016 Barry Smith - Tri-bowl avian font|
On the larger avian-font I was able to use a copper bowl that was given to me to cut up and has sat in my copper stash for several years so good it has now found a used.
|©2016 Barry Smith - Font with tap - the stand is an rusted garbage door opener spring over galvanised pipe|
|©2016 Barry Smith - Decorative tap|
|©2016 Barry Smith - Fuel pump and cogs|
|©2016 Barry Smith - A trio of garden assemblages|